Six Headed to NCAA Championships

Qualifiers for the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships have been announced, and six Rensselaer student-athletes will compete in eight events at this year's national championship competition, which will take place May 26-28 in Waverly, Iowa.

Research Initiatives in Cognitive Computing Talk Scheduled

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: EMPAC Studio 2
Description: This presentation will feature Guruduth Banavar, vice president and chief science officer for cognitive computing at IBM. Responsible for advancing the next generation of cognitive technologies and solutions with IBM's global scientific ecosystem, including academia, government agencies and other partners, Banavar most recently led the team responsible for creating new cognitive systems in the family of IBM Watson.
Contact: Denise Elwell 276-4873

Approved Teaching and Learning Collaboratory Proposals Announced

The Teaching and Learning Collaboratory Board is pleased to announce the approved proposals from this year's Teaching and Learning collaboratory call. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners!

President Shirley Ann Jackson Receives National Medal of Science

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer, has been presented with the 2014 National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the United States government. 

Brief Network Connectivity Outage Scheduled for May 25

Beginning at approximately 8:15am on Wednesday, May 25, a brief outage will affect network connectivity to several campus locations while system upgrades are being performed.

From The Approach: IDEA – A Semantic Handbook for Additive Manufacturing

This guest post is part of a series about research related to the Rensselaer IDEA — the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications — a campus-wide institute dedicated to helping researchers navigate the increasingly data-driven landscape of scientific enquiry. In this post, Bryan Chu, who will earn his doctorate in mechanical engineering in May, explains efforts to create modern reference resources for the emerging field of additive manufacturing.

EHS to Hold Hazards Communication RCRA Seminar

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS training content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at
Contact: Training & Development

Men's Hockey Releases '16-17 Schedule

The Rensselaer men's hockey team will play 36 games during the 2016-17 season, including 17 at the Houston Field House. Among the contests are those against Ohio State, UMass-Lowell and national runners-up Quinnipiac.

RPI in the News: Lally School of Management Receives Prestigious Accreditation

May 19, 2016 | via: Time Warner Cable News Albany - This week's Capital Region Business Beat by Time Warner Cable News Albany highlights how Rensselaer's Lally School of Management continues to develop strong business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.

Folsom Library Air Conditioning Repairs Underway

Repairs to the Folsom Library's air conditioning system are currently underway and are expected to be completed during the week of May 22nd. Until the repairs are completed, Library patrons may encounter warm rooms, especially on the building's upper floors.